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synonyms for woolgathering

See also synonyms for: woolgatherings
  • careless
  • distracted
  • inattentive
  • sloppy
  • unmindful
  • absent
  • absent-minded
  • abstracted
  • airheaded
  • amnemonic
  • amnesic
  • asleep on the job
  • bemused
  • dreamy
  • heedless
  • lax
  • like an absent-minded professor
  • looking out window
  • mooning
  • moony
  • neglectful
  • negligent
  • nirvanic
  • not on the job
  • oblivious
  • out of it
  • out to lunch
  • pipe dreaming
  • preoccupied
  • remiss
  • slack
  • unwitting

antonyms for woolgathering

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  • alert
  • attentive
  • aware
  • attentive
  • mindful
  • recalling
  • remembering
  • retentive
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    How to use woolgathering in a sentence

    Really, God thought with annoyance, this woolgathering—at such a moment!
    THE WORSHIPPERSDAMON FRANCIS KNIGHT
    I trust that your good man here is not jealous, for beauty, you well do ken, ever sends the wits of a Douglas woolgathering.
    THE BLACK DOUGLASS. R. CROCKETT
    But surely one's mind must be curiously at random to go to such woolgathering.
    OLD JUNKH. M. TOMLINSON
    Woolgathering, Ben had missed some remark about Artemis' rigging.
    WILDERNESS OF SPRINGEDGAR PANGBORN
    Amid that universal blaze and downright pour of stifling heat, his mind was gone woolgathering back into the old New Forest.
    CRADOCK NOWELL, VOL. 3 (OF 3)RICHARD DODDRIDGE BLACKMORE
    Master Pennybet, in the common way of tired children, finished the day in listless woolgathering.
    TELL ENGLANDERNEST RAYMOND
    Such strange alleys do my thoughts run along when I am woolgathering in the field.
    TELL ENGLANDERNEST RAYMOND
    Mrs. Ferrall's wits returned nimbly from woolgathering, and she shot a startled, inquiring glance at the girl beside her.
    THE FIGHTING CHANCEROBERT W. CHAMBERS
    In a woolgathering way, the animal acknowledged Reuben's feet, but had no time for them.
    WILDERNESS OF SPRINGEDGAR PANGBORN
    With his wits thus woolgathering as he walked, he one day suddenly tumbled into a pit.
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